Afghan man kills 10 in Iran over 'personal differences'

Police detained the man after the attack in the country's Kerman province on Sunday

Iran's southern Kerman province, where an Afghan man has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of killing 10 people. AFP
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An Afghan man has been arrested on suspicion of killing 10 people in a stabbing attack in Iran over "personal differences", state media has reported.

The attack took place in the south-eastern Kerman province on Sunday.

The suspect was arrested by police as he attempted to leave the province on Sunday evening.

"An Afghan national killed ten people due to personal differences in Rafsanjan," Hossein Rezai, acting governor of Kerman, told state news agency Irna.

Six Afghans and four Iranians were killed in the attack, he said. One person was wounded.

Iran has hosted millions of Afghan refugees for decades, but more have crossed the 900-kilometre border between the countries since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last year.

Updated: August 08, 2022, 10:46 AM